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rear break throw

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So now that I have had a break in the weather and was able to go for a quick spin. I have discovered that the throw on my rear break is way too much. It takes a good two to three inches before it even engages. I have tightened the spring in the back down as far as I can and it seems to help. Anyone know of any other method to shorten the throw? PS it was fine till the break peddle fell of because the bolt fell out. (I have since invested in lock-tide.)

(PS she runs like a top! and I love my new grips so far)
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Three inches in not much. You do not want the back brake to outrun the frount brake. Well what I am saying that it works like a car. the rear lags behind. You can tightien it up with the ajustment rod or the placement of the brake leaver.
Well, you might ride the rear brake pads and heat them up to polish them, or do like disc brakes and sand the drums a bit. The rod adjustment will place the leaver where ever you like it to be.

It has a nice adjustment to it.

I had it high one time and I found that in a hard stop that I would lock up the rear brake. So I like mine a bit longer.
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